March 2019 Blog Posts (63)

With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As "Green," Will Other Renewables Soon Follow? (Forbes)

Michael Shellenberger - Contributor

"A lot depends on journalists, who have until now been largely uncritical cheerleaders of renewables."


Grassroots opposition to solar and wind farms is growing and has nothing to do with fossil fuel interests, climate skepticism, or bureaucratic inertia. Indeed, most of it is…


Added by Long Islander on March 8, 2019 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

President Trump Seeking Major Cuts to Renewable Subsidies

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which is set to be released on Monday.…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 8, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments


An Illinois bill leans into the most contentious part of the Green New Deal

Illinois is weighing a 100 percent renewable energy bill that includes jobs, equity, and social justice.…


Added by Paula D Kelso on March 7, 2019 at 2:35pm — No Comments


The main purpose of this article is to determine how much AC electricity has to be drawn from the wall socket to have one kWh of DC in the battery. This appears straightforward, but it is not, because it takes energy to convert from AC to DC and to overcome the internal resistance of the battery.

Also, once the electricity is in the battery, it is used to operate the vehicle’s systems, whether in motion or not, such as heating/cooling the cabin and battery. That electricity…


Added by Willem Post on March 7, 2019 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Notice Of Public Meeting

Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a second public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

Weaver Wind, LLC (applicant) filed a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application and a Site Location of Development permit application with the Department on…


Added by Dan McKay on March 7, 2019 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Hydro Quebec's GAS TURBINE

This is an older story but it's always good to know what you're dealing with!!

The same people always pay for big business/government screw-ups.... THE PEOPLE!

Added by John F. Hussey on March 7, 2019 at 12:06pm — No Comments

PPH - Regulators to approve Seabrook nuclear plant’s license extension

SEABROOK, N.H. – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to approve a license extension for New Hampshire’s Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant next week.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports regulators made the announcement Tuesday after holding another public hearing on concerns they were moving too quickly to approve the extension through 2050..............................................…


Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2019 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Tune in right now: NECEC Stipulation Hearing (streaming video)

Live streaming video can be watched right now at

NECEC Stipulation Hearing with Live Audio Link - (Mar 7,…


Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Meanwhile, In Nebraska


41. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2) and (b)(3), Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself and a nationwide class (the “Class”) defined as follows:

The Class: all persons in the United States who reside on and lease or own residential property within three miles of a NextEra wind turbine.

The Subclass: all persons who reside on and lease or…


Added by Dan McKay on March 5, 2019 at 2:32pm — No Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 4, 2019

Click the link at the bottom of this post to read these articles.

Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill (including PTC?)
It’s Time to Sunset Some Renewable Subsidies, Not Expand Them, But……

Added by Long Islander on March 4, 2019 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Turbine shutdowns in polar vortex stoke debate

EXCERPTS: That dip in wind output during last month’s deep freeze is now fueling debate about the nation’s embrace of renewable energy. The polar vortex arrived as calls grew on the left for a “Green New Deal” to transition to renewables and tackle the threat of climate change, all while various state-level proposals to increase renewable energy penetration circulated across the country.

It was also fresh ammunition for a fossil industry and other critics of renewable energy mandates…


Added by Long Islander on March 4, 2019 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Do Not Let Massachusetts Do To Maine What Massachusetts Did To Its Citizens

MassDEP Financed Torturous 110 Decibel Falmouth Wind Turbine

Hidden Vestas Wind Company 110 Decibel Letter & Emails Shows Misappropriation of ARRA Federal Stimulus Funds Caused Health & Safety Problems
Falmouth Massachusetts USA…

Added by Frank Haggerty on March 4, 2019 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Greenpeace Co-Founder: Green New Deal Would Cause ‘Mass Death’

Purveyors of climate change propaganda never stop, never sleep, never quit

Nuclear winter became global warming became climate change became “we want total control over everything.”  The reason why Democrat candidates for the presidency so quickly signed on to my congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is its promise of comprehensive control over every aspect of our lives.  Eliminating planes, trains, and…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 4, 2019 at 6:00am — 1 Comment


IRE proponents want to “electrify” the Vermont transportation sector. That means:


- Much less consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel and much more generation of electricity.

- This article deals only with gasoline replacement.

- Internal combustion vehicles using gasoline, hereafter called E10 (a blend of 90% gasoline/10% ethanol from corn), would be replaced with plug-in electric vehicles.

Vermont had 2985 registered plug-in hybrids, and plug-in…


Added by Willem Post on March 3, 2019 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Lisa Linowes: Wind Turbine Noise: Real Impacts on Neighbors (3/1/19)

The wind industry is heavily invested in a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the public -- and decision makers -- that wind turbine noise is safe at any distance. The campaign, in part, involves blaming neighbors and their negative attitudes about turbines for their discomfort while avoiding measuring the actual “swish-thump” of the spinning blades. The campaign also requires dismissing low frequency noise and for good reason. Former Vestas’ CEO, Ditlev Engel…


Added by Long Islander on March 3, 2019 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Renewable Associations Respond to NECEC Transmission Line Stipulation

Excerpts from the PDF file which can be downloaded here:

RENEW and MREA submit the Stipulation is not in the public interest as it will hinder qualification in the ISO New England Forward Capacity…


Added by Long Islander on March 2, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Why Are Maine's Biomass, Natural Gas and Hopeful Renewable Generators Fighting The Hydro Project ?

   It seems to me that all the biomass, natural gas and hopeful renewable energy plant owners who oppose the Hydro Project because it will hurt them financially might be forgetting something.

    The Hydro Project has a power purchase agreement backing it, so the other generators fear the Hydro Project will price them out of the market.
     So where were these generators when 70% of Maine's wind projects entered into…

Added by Dan McKay on March 2, 2019 at 11:47am — 9 Comments

Governor Mills: “I want you to hear the truth about the NECEC project directly from me.”

Last night, thousands of Maine households turned up their thermostats to keep their families warm as cold weather engulfed us. At $2.90 a gallon, many households are spending their precious savings on heating oil.

The State of Maine sends five billion dollars out of state every year to pay for our use of nonrenewable fossil fuels. We’re the most dependent on heating oil of any state in the country with nearly 70 percent of Maine homeowners relying on oil for heat.



Added by Long Islander on March 1, 2019 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

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Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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